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Princeton philosopher to speak Jan. 28
Philosopher K. Anthony Appiah will speak on "Making a Life" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Hall Auditorium.
Appiah is the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. His philosophical research concerns the relationships between language and the mind; he also focuses on African and African-American intellectual history and political philosophy.
His book Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race was named the 1998 Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights in North America.
His writings include numerous scholarly books and essays, short fiction and a volume of poetry. He has also written three mystery novels and an annotated collection of proverbs from his homeland, Asante, Ghana, on which he collaborated with his mother.
Appiah is an editor of "TRANSITION" magazine, the official publication of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard of which he is also a board member.
Appiah’s lecture, co-sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures and the black world studies program, is free and open to the public.
Appiah will lead a brown bag lunch discussion at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in the MacMillan Hall Great Room (212).
Date Published: 01/15/2004